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Collections heirarchy

Glenny Dsilva
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 42
I am creating a program to store Categories and SubCategories

like main category is having subcategories and each subcategory can have subcategories like a heirarchy.

Main Category1
| |
Sub Category1 Sub Category 2
|
Sub Category 1a

I want to store this heirarchy structure in a collection can anybody explain which type of collection to use and how will i retrieve the collection.



dinesh Venkatesan
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Joined: Oct 12, 2006
Posts: 134
Hi,

With my understanding about your problem statement i suggest you can use HashMaps where a Key,Value pair could be <MainCategory,SubCategory> Where the SubCategory is of type HashMap. That means you will result in something like this.

<MainCategory,<SubCategory,SubCategory1>>

like this. Still not clear. Take a look at this snippet.

 
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